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Destruction codes face overutilization challenge

October 25, 2013

This is the third article in a six-part series that focuses on areas where dermatology is vulnerable, and how members can take action to preserve the ability to practice the full scope of dermatology for the benefit of patients. In this third installment, David Geist, MD, provides examples of proper use of destruction codes.





Atopic dermatitis guidelines




Patients who buy isotretinoin online face dangerous consequences
By Neal Bhatia, MD

After seeing with a patient who self-prescribed isotretinoin that she bought online without a prescription, Dr. Bhatia writes about how this experience propelled him to work with his colleagues to put a stop to this alarming trend.


AAD requests your feedback on parts two and three of atopic dermatitis guidelines
By Robert Sidbury, MD, MPH

Dr. Sidbury and the AAD seek your comments on parts two and three of the new atopic dermatitis guidelines. Part two focuses on the use of non-pharmacological approaches and pharmacological modalities; part three focuses on the use of phototherapy and systemic agents.


AAD election

Ask the Academy

Economics of health care drive 2014 AAD election
By Victor J. Marks, MD

In preparation for the upcoming 2014 AAD election, Dr. Marks writes about why members should be personally invested in the election process, especially when it comes to the economics of health care. The fact that we spend more on health care than we can afford has everyone's attention, he says.


How can I learn more about ICD-10-CM?
By Faith McNicholas

Learn more about ICD-10-CM and the resources the Academy offers to help you meet the implementation deadline of Oct. 1, 2014.



Photo of the week: 72nd Annual Meeting




The Academy offers a new look for its 72nd Annual Meeting landing page. With a sleek design and a simplified navigation, this new section on AAD.org offers everything you need to prepare for Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo., March 21-25, 2014. View the new section here.




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